I did make 2 of these and am keeping one of them, at least for now, for my own family.
This one is heading out to Idaho as a Christmas present. I hope that it is well received. I did enjoy putting it together and finding something fun and crazy to put on the back so that it can be used as an all-around picnic/ park/ watching kids' sports games/ keep-in-the-back-of-the-car blanket.
I've decided that I like using pockets when I can. Kids especially think it is cool to have a pocket on their blanket.
Above is the stitching that I used on each disappearing 9 patch--double needle with denim topstitching thread.
This stitch I used around the 9 patch and along the sashing.
Crazy fabric backing--I like it. All I did was sew the front and back, right sides together, leave opening, turn right sides out and then top stitch along outer edge to hold it all in place basically. No batting on this one since it's meant only to keep your backside clean and/or dry while outside.
- Cut 6" squares of denim (144 total squares)
- Make 16 - disappearing 9 patch squares--on this one no 2 were alike
- Cut 4" and 3" sashing of denim
- Cut 3" border of denim
- 5 yards of 45" wide cotton fabric
- Finished size approx. 72" x 76"
I've still got more jeans to cut up and then put them together into another blanket, or two. (Just when I think I've depleted my stash more pairs appear--like they've been multiplying somewhere) I've got a friend who is not so subtly hinting that she'd like one too. Besides, she's been donating old jeans to the cause, so it looks like she'll be next on the receiving list for a recycled jean blanket.